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The case of black teen Trayvon Martin symbolizes the continued suffering of US minorities at the hand of resolute, stubborn and institutionalized US racism. The case symbolizes, once again, the real fear of diversity from the US White Christian majority. I would like to invite the US preachers in Asia to explain how democracy worked for African Americans in the 200 years US history. The reactions of US minorities reflect their personal daily struggles in the racist workplaces and with the racist US cops. In the mean time, Whites like Lebeast continue to deny the serious problem in the US society, workplace and government.

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This post was edited by timbatu at 2012-3-22 22:57

Western governments, such as the US government at all levels, and Western media have continuously criticized China over its Tibetan policies. These Western criticisms do not really fit China well. This is why I say the Western criticisms are misguided. However, the Western criticisms fit Western situations greatly. For example, has the US policy toward ethnic minorities worked? I encourage the Western politicians to think about this question. We can look at both factual data and popular sentiments.

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The painful reality of minority suffering under the US democratic political system.

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Individual activism may be targeted by the US Department of Homeland Security. But minorities still rise up.

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US minorities have endured 200 years of racist oppression and religious persecution. If the problem is easily recognized by the US Christian whites, it would have been solved long ago. Not surprisingly, the problem is not recognized by the way US Whites think. From my personal experience, a minority speaking up against racism is a target of suspicion, fear and coordinated persecution by the US Department of Homeland Security, FBI and local racist cops. One simply cannot talk about the problem of racism to White Christian Americans. The majority of White Christian Americans will deny it and react with intense anger. As a result of majority influence, the US regime does not give its people the freedom to speak up against racism. One cannot even complaint about racism in the US. No wonder the problem of US racism has persisted and exacerbated.

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Lebeast, do you realize that you are the problem?

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Post time 2012-3-24 00:05:03 |Display all floors
Obama: "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon"

(CBS News) President Obama spoke out for the first time on Friday about the fatal shooting of an unarmed 17-year-old African-American boy in Florida named Trayvon Martin, calling it a "tragedy."

"I can only imagine what these parents are going through," Mr. Obama said from the White House Rose Garden, "and when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids, and I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together, federal, state and local, to figure out how this tragedy happened."

Mr. Obama said he is glad the Justice Department is investigating the shooting and that Florida Gov. Rick Scott formed a task force in response to the incident as well. The president suggested he was sympathetic to suspicion that the shooting may have been racially motivated.

"You know, if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," Mr. Obama said.

"All of us have to do some soul-searching to figure out how does something like this happen," he continued. "And that means that we examine the laws and the context for what happened as well as the specifics of the incident."

Mr. Obama was asked about the shooting on Friday during an event at which he announced the nomination of Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim to be World Bank president.

Martin was shot in Sanford, Florida, nearly a month ago after a confrontation in a gated community with a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman maintains he shot Martin in self defense, and a Florida self-defense law has so far let Zimmerman remain free. But Martin's girlfriend, who was on the phone with him when it happened, says Zimmerman was the aggressor. Before he shot Martin, Zimmerman called 911 and told an operator an unfamiliar African American was in the neighborhood. The 911 operator told Zimmerman to stop following him.

In spite of the ongoing investigations, outrage over the incident continues to grow.

Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton said on "CBS This Morning" on Friday that she wants Zimmerman arrested. Thousands of people rallied in Sanford on Thursday to push for his arrest, and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also decried the fact that Zimmerman remains free.

Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida took to the House floor on Wednesday to call for justice for Martin, calling the incident "a classic example of racial profiling quickly followed by murder."
  
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Laughsatyou, does racism exist in the US?

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US protesters continue rallies over black teen's death

Protesters demonstrate at a rally for slain teenager Trayvon Martin on March 22, 2012 in Sanford, Florida.
Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:16AM GMT



Thousands of American protesters have taken to the streets in the city of Philadelphia to demand justice for the recent killing of an unarmed black teenage boy in the state of Florida.


Protesters staged the demonstration dubbed “Million Hoodie Marches” late Friday in Memory of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot dead on February 26 by watch guard George Zimmerman.

The massive demonstration followed similar protest rallies in Florida and New York. On Thursday, up to 20,000 people rallied in the Florida town of Sanford, where Martin was killed, to voice their support for his family.

Tens of thousands also attended a similar march in New York City on Wednesday, while another massive rally is planned for Sunday in the Californian city of Los Angeles. Over a million signatures have also been collected on line, calling for justice.

Protesters, mainly African Americans, say the killing manifests the unjust treatment of the large black community in the country.

Zimmerman said he acted in self-defense and was later released by Sanford Police Department.

Critics also say the murder was racially motivated. Trayvon's case has heightened tensions with the African-American community in the US.
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